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Public Land Survey Marks
Description:
Waymark all Public Land Survey System (PLSS) marks used to define property and public land divisions throughout the world.
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Waymark all Public Land Survey System (PLSS) marks used to define property and public land divisions throughout the world.

There is a new tool for Google Earth for mapping out the PLSS here is the link

PLSS in Google Earth

These are comprised of private survey marks, local government survey marks, boundary poles, private property lines, cairns, rock paint marks, notched boulders, and many more. They can commonly be found defining townships, subdivisions of townships, park boundaries, federal property boundaries, etc.

This category can also include boundary marks and survey marks accomplished by private survey companies used in redefining property lines and construction projects.

If you find a USGS benchmark, then please file it in the US Benchmarks category or other appropriate benchmark category.

More information of survey marks can be found at: PLSS in Wikipedia

Here are pictures and diagrams of what some of these marks look like:

The above plaque is for townshipping. This metal map is divided into 6x6, 1 mile squares; thus the 36 sections of a township. The nail or remaining hole shows you where you are in the township. There is almost always a stone monument near this:

Above is one of the PLSS monuments. In some cases benchmarks have been or are being placed at these stone monuments.

The smallest the plaques will be divided is a 1/16 corner; that is 1/16 of a 1 mile section; or 40 acre corners which equals .250 miles. Private surveyors usually make the smaller ones.

Next to this monument is usually a bearing tree and witness tree (or two witness trees), or even a sign. Scars on the trees will indicate bearing. Here is a witness post:

Here are diagrams of scared trees:

 

There are also several different ways corner marks are represented. These can be chiseled rocks, painted marks, ribbons, wooden posts, cairns, and more:

 

Instructions for Posting a Public Land Survey Marks Waymark:
Post a close up picture of the survey mark. Also post at least one picture of the area giving reference to where the mark is in the immediate area. No GPS photos in the waymark description/photos. Please provide detailed information regarding its location and any specifics of the land it is defining.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit. If you have additional information about the survey mark which is not listed in the waymark description, please notify the waymark owner to have it added, and please post the information in your visit log.
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Von Beverförde Grenzstein / Borderstone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member madelief24

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 4/20/2014

last visited: never

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Very old landmark from 1879. No. 159

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ramgab

location: Budapest, Hungary

date approved: 4/16/2014

last visited: never

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Granite boundary marker post near Condolden, Tintagel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/10/2014

last visited: never

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Public Land Survey MarksGWR Boundary Markers - Princetown, Devon

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2 of the 3 surviving GWR boundary markers in Princetown, Devon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/9/2014

last visited: never

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Hranicní kámen v Kohoutovické obore

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/24/2014

last visited: 3/7/2014

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Hranicní kámen "U zabitého" v Kohoutovické obore

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/24/2014

last visited: 3/7/2014

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Ctyri hranicní kameny v Kohoutovické obore

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 3/24/2014

last visited: 3/7/2014

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BLM Survey Marker set along a Power Line access road near Searchlight, NV

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Nevada

date approved: 3/15/2014

last visited: never

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INITIAL POINT in CROOKED RIVER RANCH NO. 4 survey; PLSS quarter corner set by Arnold R. Kegel in 1973

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/8/2014

last visited: never

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PLSS section corner set by Arnold R. Kegel in 1973

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/8/2014

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner set by Arnold R. Kegel in 1973

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/5/2014

last visited: never

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PLSS section corner set by Arnold R. Kegel in 1973

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 3/5/2014

last visited: never

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Central Oregon Grid mark designated 15132500; PLSS section corner remonumented by Deschutes County Surveyors Office, Kenneth L. Grantham in 1993

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/27/2014

last visited: never

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Central Oregon Grid mark designated 15133600; PLSS standard corner remonumented by Deschutes County Surveyors Office, Kenneth L. Grantham in 1994

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/27/2014

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner remonumented by Crook County Surveyors Office, David B. Armstrong in 1993

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/27/2014

last visited: never

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Central Oregon Grid mark designated 15143100; PLSS standard corner remonumented by Crook County Surveyors Office, David B. Armstrong in 1993

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/27/2014

last visited: never

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Central Oregon Grid mark designated 15143000; PLSS section corner remonumented by Crook County Surveyors Office, David B. Armstrong in 1993

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/24/2014

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner remonumented by Crook County Surveyors Office, David B. Armstrong in 2001

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/24/2014

last visited: never

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Central Oregon Grid mark designated 15141900; PLSS section corner remonumented by Deschutes County Surveyors Office, W.C. Kauffman in 1994

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/24/2014

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner remonumented by Crook County Surveyors Office, David B. Armstrong in 2001

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/24/2014

last visited: never

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Boundary monument at the border crossing at Paterson, WA. It is a concrete obelisk mounted on a concrete pad.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 2/21/2014

last visited: never

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PLSS township corner set by Deschutes County Surveyors Office, Cornelius H. Ketcham in 1987

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/19/2014

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner set by WHPacific, Parneli J. Perkins in 2000

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/17/2014

last visited: never

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PLSS section corner set by Deschutes County Surveyors Office, W.C. Kauffman in 1995

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/15/2014

last visited: never

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PLSS quarter corner set by WHPacific, Parneli J. Perkins in 2000

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cooke17513

location: Oregon

date approved: 2/15/2014

last visited: never

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